About Christopher Olaf Blum

Christopher Blum, Ph.D., is the author of the introduction to the Ignatius Critical Edition of Pride and Prejudice and teaches Natural History, among other subjects, at Thomas More College.

On Being Conservative

By |2019-09-19T14:33:33-05:00March 28th, 2018|Categories: Conservatism, Edmund Burke, Family, Jane Austen, Marriage, Philosophy, Robert Nisbet, T.S. Eliot|

To be a conservative is first and foremost to defend or to conserve something good: to protect family, neighborhood, local community, and region… Of the many attempts to define conservatism in recent decades, one of the most compelling is Robert Nisbet’s: “The essence of this body of ideas is the protection of the social order—family, neighborhood, [...]

Jane Austen & Charles Darwin: Naturalists & Novelists

By |2019-03-26T16:45:22-05:00March 2nd, 2018|Categories: Books, Great Books, History, Jane Austen, Literature, Philosophy|

In an age when transgressive readings of literary classics have become the norm, it is refreshing to hear from a scholar who takes Jane Austen’s works as he finds them, not as he wishes them to be… Jane Austen & Charles Darwin: Naturalists and Novelists by Peter W. Graham (216 pages, Routledge, 2008) Jane Austen’s novels [...]

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